Monday, October 01, 2007

Writing books and Stephen Fry

ChrisH picked an interesting topic for last Friday's coffee morning at the Novel Racers blog. What books, courses or other tools have we all found useful? Needless to say, the replies sent me off in search of my credit card and I have ordered a couple of tomes which several people had found useful. There is nothing like personal recommendation and I must admit I wasn't aware of some of the books before.

Novel Racers is, of course, a group of people writing novels. But I do like to dabble in short stories and poetry as well and on Saturday I found a cheap copy of the inimitable Stephen Fry's book 'The Ode Less Travelled' which is finally out in paperback. This was highly recommended by fellow students on the OU A215 course last year, so I am looking forward to dipping into it, especially after watching an evening of Stephen Fry TV programmes on Saturday.

On his way to work a few weeks ago, Hubby also spotted a casually dressed Stephen Fry out walking early in the morning. But as I am not writing for Heat magazine and I really don't want to be sued, I shall not say where...

(With apologies to Lane, who has also written about Stephen Fry today. That is what happens when someone famous has just celebrated a birthday! Can he really only be 50?)

Three notable things:

1. I had an appointment at the bank this morning but they had to cancel because the computer was down. Hooray!

2. As the appointment was cancelled I didn't have to go out in the rain at all.

3. I've just seen a TV ad for Galaxy. I NEED some chocolate. Now.


Anonymous said...

Ooh you chocoholic you! You've gone and made me want some now.

I really like Stephen Fry and is he only 50! Profuse apologies to Mr Fry but really!

Crystal xx

Anne Brooke said...

Did you watch the Fry night on Sat? - it was great!


Lane Mathias said...

No need to apologise:)) I love Mr Fry (and Galaxy)

Casdok said...

I to love Fry and chocolate!

Helen said...

I'm another Fry fan. My husband saw him at a charity first night screening of some film and got me his autograph. He's Fab.

Jenny Beattie said...

Oooh, chocolate. I spent all of lunch talking about chocolate - all of us are or should be dieting!

I love Stephen Fry too - I went to the link on Lane's blog and read the story about him and Nicholas Lyndhurst which really made me laugh. (As Lane pointed out I didn't have the attention span to read all 9,000 words!)

Cathy said...

Wow, seems like Stephen Fry certainly has a fan club round here!

We should all get together and watch Stephen Fry movies or programmes whilst eating chocolate...